KUHN Farm Machinery has appointed Johnston Tractors as a dealer for northern England and southern Scotland.

The appointment, which is effective from now, will see all three of its depots at Carlisle, Dumfries and Appleby, become official stockists and service support dealers of Kuhn’s full range of agricultural machinery.

Founded in 1962, Johnston Tractors remains an entirely family-owned business, specialising in the sales and support of agricultural and plant machinery.

“We are delighted to welcome Johnston Tractors as an official Kuhn dealer,” said Sian Pritchard, managing director of Kuhn UK. “This long-established company has all the credentials necessary to provide expert sales and aftersales support to our customers in this region.

"We feel sure they will work effectively with us across our broad range of products and we look forward to a long and successful partnership with Johnston Tractors' team and their customers.”

On behalf of Johnstons, managing director Howard Johnston said: “We are delighted to have been appointed as Kuhn's new business partner. In an ever-changing world, we see the addition of the brand to our portfolio as an important strategic move for the future.

"The farm equipment industry is going through a period of consolidation brought about by merger and acquisition activities of major global brands. Our future partnership with Kuhn, alongside our other independent franchises, further strengthens the range of mechanisation solutions that we are able to provide to our customers.”